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SF 1136

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/10/2015 09:01am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to accessibility; modifying traffic and parking signs and digital media;
removing the words "handicap" and "disability" from parking and traffic signs
and state digital media; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginACCESSIBLE PARKING SIGNS.
new text end

new text begin A sign that is posted to identify a parking space reserved for people who qualify
for accessible parking must not display any form of the word "handicap," "disabled," or
"disability." The owner of a parking facility that is owned or wholly leased by the state or by
a private entity that receives any monetary aid from the state shall, no later than January 15,
2016, modify or replace the sign so that it displays a form of the word "accessible" or the
state symbol indicating buildings, facilities, and grounds which are accessible to and usable
by persons with disabilities adopted by the Rehabilitation International's Eleventh World
Congress and does not display a form of the word "handicap," "disabled," or "disability."
The commissioner of transportation shall establish and administer a program to provide
grants to sign owners who meet criteria identified by the commissioner to enable them
to pay for the required sign changes. An entity that is subject to the requirements of this
section but does not comply may not receive state aid during the period of noncompliance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREQUIREMENTS RELATING TO PRINTED OR DIGITAL MEDIA.
new text end

new text begin The chief information accessibility officer shall require state agencies and private
entities that receive any monetary aid from the state, no later than September 30, 2015,
to remove any form of the word "handicap" or "disabled" from newly printed or digital
media created or maintained by state agencies or private entities directing the public to
accessible public restrooms and accessible parking and substitute a form of the word
"accessible." An entity that is subject to the requirements of this section but does not
comply may not receive state aid during the period of noncompliance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2016 and $....... in fiscal year 2017 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of transportation for the purpose of making grants
under section 1.
new text end